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    November 7, 2012
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temperatures are too warm. expecting nothing more than wet streets here but traveling northeast into northern delaware and northeastern maryland, jersey, yeah there could be problems with heavier snows up there way. our day planner for you on this wednesday morning, it is cloudy and cold to start. even by midday later this morning we may see some light sprinkles developing. but a rain/snow mix to finish out the way a breezy to windy with a 5:00 p.m. temperature falling down to 37 from the midday high of 43. this morning, it is in the 30s and low 40s. we're now 41. la plata 38 and leesburg 36 with 43 and a couple of sprinkles already at the patuxent river naval air station. you can see the low pressure off the north carolina and virginia cape there and the coast where the moisture is being thrown back. what's happening here across central virginia, not reaching the ground yet. except for richmond a couple of sprinkles. a lot of that the air is just too dry. the highs today look at that. generally in the low 40s falling into the 30s afternoon. here's monika with timesaver
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traffic. thank you so much. good morning everybody and we're incident-free this morning. volumes are light as i said i think a lot of people are sleeping in. on the southbound side of i-270 for example no issues at all out of frederick down to jermantown and down to the point where the lanes divide. a live look outside if you're planning to head on the beltway in college park. and this is again a good example not only of the beltway in prince george's county, but the northern stretch as well in montgomery county and 95 coming in from baltimore. back over to the maps, this time heading out west. coming in from dulles airport looking good through her honor den, reston into tysons and 66 as well. manassas into fairfax. a live look inside the beltway at the roosevelt bridge, a good example of the potomac and anacostia river crossings. back with more at 5:10. back to you guys. if for some reason you're under a rock, the phrase four nor we'res is going to -- more years is going to tell you how it went. >> the race was called in favor of the president late last night after taking and keeping his electoral college lead,
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president obama pulled ahead of mitt romney in the popular vote overnight. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live on capitol hill with more on the president's successful re-election bid. good morning kristin. >> reporter: good morning, you know it was a long night but it wasn't nearly as long as many people feared. nor was the race as close as many people thought it would be. now the final returns are still coming in but right now, president obama is up by about 1.8 million popular votes. and he swept all of the big battleground states. florida, ohio, and yes, virginia barely. now listen to this -- [ cheering and applause ] now that is the sound of wild cheers of the obama victory rally in chicago as the newly re-elected president walked out to deliver his victory speech around 1:40 this morning. in it he thanked the nearly 158 million americans that voted for him especially since some
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people waited in line for several hours to vote. he even mentioned it in his speech by saying quote by the way, we have got to fix that. now in regards to his opponent the president not only congratulated governor romney on a hard fought campaign, he wants to sit down with him in the weeks ahead to talk about working together to move forward. >> i believe we can seize this future together. because we are not as divided as our politics suggest. we're not as cynical as the pundits believe. we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: well, clearly you can see a very different scene at mitt romney's campaign headquarters. mitt romney spoke around 1:00 a.m. almost two hours after the president was projected to win. he delivered his concession
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speech and i will have excerpts from that speech at 5:30 coming up and mike, can you believe it? day after the election and we already knew who won. i tell you what when i was starting to take a little nap at around 7:00 i was thinking my gosh this could -- by this time i thought we wouldn't have a president. we wouldn't know who would win. but hey. voters proved me wrong. >> yep. >> they did. >> ha will the of us thought that going into last night. and thankfully i was thankful that we got up and we had a decision and didn't have to do this like we did in 2000. kristin we'll see you. >> president obama already reached 270 votes before he finally was declared the winner in virginia. >> and part of the reason the vote counting took so long in virginia is because the lines were huge. at one polling spot in dumfries, voters waited up to four hours, that's pretty cool. and only had six voting machines. that's probably one of the reasons why. wow. voting for 20 years and never missed an selection.
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and wasn't going to miss this one just because some bureaucrat screwed up. >> this is the longest line that i've ever seen. >> i think more than a few people shared that sentiment. some people left without voting but most people we spoke to stuck it out and cast their ballot and they said it was worth it. well, however, that big virginia turnout did not lead to a very long night for the senate candidates. >> two form ergo fors were trying to replace -- former governors were vying to replace tim webb. kaine won with 52% of the vote. allen lost to webb six years ago. >> we were able to overcome it will influence of the negative ads and prove once again the strength of people power grassroots campaigning. >> it's believed this virginia contest was the most expensive senate race in u.s. history
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with over $80 million spent. in january, senator elect kaine will join another democrat and former virginia governor mark warner in the u.s. senate. the governors move on in this virginia sure does. in maryland cardin easily won re-election to a second six year term and redistricting made for a pretty interesting outcome to a local race. >> the district 6 race went to democratic challenger john delaney. he easily defeated incumbent republican roscoe bartlett. here's jessica doyle with closer look at the key factors in the race. good morning. >> good morning to both of you. of course 2012 will be remembered with a lot of voters in maryland as the year of redistricting. there was a lot of confusion in some parts. people used to vote in one district now voting in another. but no confusion in terms of some of the major results. let's take a look at results from maryland's district 6. house race of course we just told you republican roscoe bartlett did not win the day.
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instead democrat john delaney the vote count 79% to 38% with 97% of precincts reporting at this point. this was not close. but this was a situation for bartlett, of course with redistricting, we had this situation -- really made bartlett one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the nation. added a large contingent of montgomery county to his district and that county had a lot of registered democrats. bad news for republicans. but bartlett was vulnerable on other fronts including his age. at age 86 bartlett is the second oldest member of the house. john delaney was broad based though. he beat bartlett by 20 percentage points in bartlett's hometown of frederick which tends to lean republican. if you want to know more about election results from contests nationwide. elections in your own backyard.
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check us out at wusa9.com. you will find it all there right on the website. i'll send id back to you guys. you can find it all there right at the bottom of the screen. check for more local election results, they're there running throughout the morning. coming up more on how maryland voters made history when it comes to same sex marriage. >> and we'll check on whether both parts of question 7 to expand gambling in maryland passed. we'll be right back.
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ten after 5:00 on this wednesday morning. cold out there. it's going to turn wet and probably a little wintry mix here this afternoon with some wet snow makes. but there's any buildup in grassy surfaces and especially east and northeast of town is the best chance of that. here's a look at our day planner. 41 at 9:00. 43 at noon. could be a few sprinkles here later this morning but the afternoon featuring that rain/snow mix with temperatures falling back into the upper 30s. see new a few minutes with the warmer seven day. right now monika with timesaver traffic. on the northbound side of i- 95 a few brake lights now forming out of dale city. then up here in springfield,
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traffic still moving well and at the speed limit to 395 and the 14th street bridge. i'll be back with more on virginia roads coming up at 5:18. andrea? okay. it is 5:11. let's get some results in big ballot questions in maryland. maryland voters joined those in maine making history on the question of same sex marriage. while the issue has been passed in state legislatures, last night was the first time voters approved it. three state voters passed question 6 by a 5 #% to 48% margin. the question 4 the dream about passed by a much wider margin. that means undocumented immigrants who meet certain requirements will be able to attend maryland colleges at in- state tuition rates. the measure that attracted the most campaign ad money question 7 on expanded gambling. it passed by a margin of 52% to 48%. statewide that means table games will now be allowed at gaming sites in addition to slots. and a new casino will be built at national harbor in
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prince george's county. voters in the county approved question 7 with 59% of the vote. if prince george's county voters rejected question 7 the casino would not have been built. well, again as you've been hearing president obama has won the -- his final election of his political career. so what's he going to do with his last four years in the white house? we'll take a look ahead at 5:34. >> and at 5:22 we look at results from the races in the district. >> and next at 5:15, once this nor'easter skirts us today, howard has a big warmup in his seven day forecast. we'll be right back.
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good morning and welcome back to 9news now on this wednesday morning, it's 5:15. we may have some interesting precipitation falling from the sky later today. >> yeah, a little rain, little snow. but surface temperatures are still very warm and even if it snows here, and i don't think it's going to be a lot a., b., even if it does snow, it should be melting on contact. could there be minor buildup? yes. could it be more than minor up in the baltimore and upper eastern shore delaware jersey area? yes. if you're trafficking that way -- traveling that way i expect there to be some problems around hirement i think more conversational than anything at this point. here's a look at the bus stop forecast for you on this wednesday morning. temperatures in the 30s and low 40s. it a chilly morning. and don't expect temps to move much. winds will be picking up out of
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the north 10, 20 miles an hour. so that will keep the cold air in. and with the clouds we won't see much sunshine and even a sprinkle in the southern maryland area from richmond right now. a cloudy chilly day and maybe 43 this afternoon. but even a couple of sprinkles by lunchtime if not later this morning. then a rain/snow mix liter this afternoon -- later this afternoon. temperatures falling into the upper 30s with a north wind at 17. could have windchills closer to 30 for the ride home. we do have the moisture off the -- let me just go back on this. i want to back up for you and show you -- come on computer just does this to me at times. there's the bands of rain now affecting coastal areas and locally we've got what looks to be rain across areas east and south. this is not reaching the ground just yet. although as you see here along the coastal areas the much more moderate rain showers are starting to be thrown back to ocean city and rehoboth and new jersey and the air is going to get colder more so and that rain is going to be changing to snow there. it's 38 this morning in college
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park and bowie. it's 37 in ashburn. 38 in haymarket and 39 springfield. pretty uniform on the temps. cloudy skies on our michael & son weather camera. good visibility. 41 degrees. but it feels like 33 thanks to the north wind that brisk 14 miles per hour. but notice the spread, the humidity only 53%. from the dew point to the temperature 16 degrees that's why some of these early returns on the radar will be melting before they reach the ground. by lunchtime, we've got some rain, mainly south and eastful maybe snow delaware and jersey. that will be the case for the afternoon and the evening as well. some of this is going to wrap around back to baltimore and northeastern maryland. southern p. a.. where we've got winter weather advisories there. and then tomorrow, 5:00 a.m. look it's pulling away but you know west of town i don't think you can see much precip at all. in d.c. we can't rule out some minor accumulations. winter weather advisories and even went storm warning to the -- winter storm warnings to the north and east this morning as close as baltimore and carol county and the upper eastern shore.
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as far as the snow potential we could get a trace or so on grassy surfaces here. maybe an inch or two in the baltimore region. 2 to 4 northeastern maryland and i think across northern delaware, parts of jersey, 4 to as much as 6 inches of wet snow. there's going to be rain and wind along the coasts with this nor'easter could gust 50 miles an hour. not good for the recovery efforts after sandy. 43 today. some afternoon rain snow and that mix. and tonight we're dropping into the 30s i think ending the snow but really little if any accumulation. 51 tomorrow. 59 on friday. tomorrow is going to be a green day. not yellow. and then the weekend, we turn much warmer. monika over to you. and i'm happy to say that fingers crossed we're still looking great out on the roadways. we really don't have much in terms of delays. and no major incidents one accident though on the northbound side of route 210 at fort washington road. that one just in. i don't have any lane information for you yet. but as soon as that information comes in i will give you to. no problems own that out of brandy wine on route 5 looking
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good on the beltway to oxon hill and the wilson bridge. inside the beltway 295 incident- free to the 11th street bridge. a live look outside and show you what it looks like first on the inbody side of i-66 out here in virginia looking good coming from the west. no problems out of manassas into centerville and fairfax. this time to the north side of town. 32 out of columbia and a live lookout the beltway in college park also nodallies yet. and i'll be back with more coming up at 5:24. back to you guys. thank you monika. this year the district was marred by two resignations from the d.c. city council. >> and it appears campaign finance questions surrounding a long time d.c. politician cost him a council seat. we'll have more on that coming up. we'll be back.
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welcome back. 5:22. we've got lots of clouds out there this morning,. thes in the 30s to low -- temperatures in the 30s to low 40s. a wind out there, windchills are even in the 20s and 30s. we're going to watch moisture south and east of town. could be a few sprinkles in spots here and some cold ones here by 9:00. by noon even a few sprinkles getting closer to us. better chances will be east of town throughout the day and that is snow you see into delaware and the eastern shore. with some late afternoon temps down in the upper 30s. andrea and mike. thank you howard. the outcome of the presidential race and the district was never in doubt.
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>> president obama enjoyed an 84% margin of victory. go figure. over mitt romney in d.c.. where only about 10% of the registered voters are republicans. now as a look at some of the competitive races in the district, 9news now reporter coi im is in the newsroom. >> er this morning one surprise a lot of people in the district will be talking about. seven candidates were on the ballot for just two city council at large seats. one incumbent gets another four years, vincent orange received the most votes. then in the battle with independents dig appointment for michael -- disappointment for michael brown. he came in third behind david grosso. more than 15,000 votes shy. two months before the election the son of late commerce secretary ron brown revealed more than $100,000 went missing from his campaign account. no charges were filed but the criticism came at a critical time. on top of that, the "washington examiner" reported the now
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former councilman did not report $8,000 in contributions to his re-election campaign. so let's turn the attention back to grosso who is he? a district native. he got a law degree from georgetown and worked for ward 6 at one time and headed up care first discoverment affairs -- government affairs office. during his run he raised more than $150,000 and also pointed at brown's financial problems. he is the first challenger to unseat a sitting council member since 2004. looks like voters wanted some overhaul although a former mayor marion barry continues to represent the district's poorest ward. also three others continue another term. they are -- alexander, bouser and jack evans. coming up at 6:00 i'll be back the break down other ballot issues. president obama will stay in the white house for another four years. >> we'll have more from mitt romney's concession speech
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coming up in the next half hour. and if you are headed back to work today a little bleary eyed. good morning monika. >> at least the roads are light if you're traveling on the northbound side of 395 for example, here at the 14th street bridge, see? no delays at all. across the potomac river and into the downtown area. and we'll be back with more news, weather and traffic at 5:30. you're watching 9news now.
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good morning and welcome back to 9news now. i'm andrea roane. >> four more years, the phrase of da i. good morning, i'm -- the day. good morning, i'm mike hydeck. >> no more campaign ads. >> a good part of the story. >> i apparently missed the purple memo today. >> apparently. >> well -- i got extra purple tie in the newsroom if you want it. >> if i find time between everything going on. >> nice mike. >> weather-wise good morning a cloudy cold and some cases damp day around here. bundle up.
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grab something warm to wear. some gloves and maybe something to keep you dry. here's the day planner and we're starting out cloudy and chilly and temperatures won't be moving much with brisk northerly wind. 43 by noon and a sprinkle or two by then especially north and east of town. that will be the case this afternoon wet snow that is with the ofs falling back -- temperatures falling back into the upper 30s. not really expecting much in the way of troubles here because surface temperatures should be too warm for too much if any stickage. grassy areas that's a little different story. manassas 37 and 32 luray. 32 petersburg. it's 42 on the bay. we're watching this nor'easter developing just off norfolk right now. throwing some moisture back to the coast especially with a radar echoes are heavy. over patuxent river naval air station in richmond they reported light sprinkles with temperatures there in the mid 40s. we're 43 this afternoon for the high around noon with 42 in hagerstown. fall into the upper 30s and
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could be some accumulations up to baltimore and parts of the upper eastern shore. right now over to monika with timesaver traffic. just one accident on the board right now. on the northbound side of 210 at fort washington road. i don't think it's anything major but just keep that in mind. northbound 95, looking great from triangle to dumb flees maybe a -- dumfries maybe a few brake lights heading to the occoquan river and then good to go through springfield. a live look outside and show you what it looks like if you're planning to head here and again always bunching up around 644. but all the lanes are open to 395 and the 14th street bridge. back to the maps this time to the north side of town coming in from aspen hill, wheatton, rock i'll doing well out of northern montgomery county corridors 270 included out of frederick and a live look one more time outside. this time we're going to take a look here at the beltway at pennsylvania avenue. no issues to the wilson bridge. and i'll be back with more traffic at 5:40. psychology up. thank you monika. the popular vote it was fairly close but president obama had
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wrapped up his electoral college victory by midnight last night. >> that's because the battleground states all voted to re-elect president obama. kristin fisher is live on capitol hill with mitt romney's reaction to the tide turning against him last night. good morning. >> reporter: you know this election didn't really change the power structure here in washington. republicans retained control of the house, senate -- excuse me democrats retained control in the senate. and president obama is going to stay the president for the next four years. but i tell you what, the person waking up to some very big change this morning is of course former governor mitt romney. he has essentially been campaigning nonstop for the last four years and now he has to wake up knowing that he lost. it's all over. and he lost by a much bigger margin than was initially expected. this was the scene at his election night rally in massachusetts. a room full of very
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disappointed romney supporters. the former governor walked out around 1:00 a.m. to deliver the concession speech almost two hours after the first projections came out that he would lose the race. he congratulated president obama on the victory and even said he would pray for his success during the second term. over the last few years how hard he's fought for it. >> like so many of you paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. [ cheering and applause ] i so wish -- i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. and so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. >> reporter: well, you can see a totally different atmosphere at president obama's victory party in chicago. he delivered his victory speech
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around 1:40 this morning. some of the highlights coming up in half an hour. at 6:00 a.m. you know mike and andrea i think you know wherever you stand on the political spectrum i think at least we can all have some sort of sympathy for what it must be like to be governor romney this morning. here you pour your heart and soul into becoming the commander-in-chief. you campaigned nonstop for at least two years and you wake up one morning and it's all over. hard to imagine. >> it was a long battle and you're right it's got to be very difficult for him and his family the morning. kristin fisher live on capitol hill. now while the electoral vote went the president's way early on, it wasn't the case for the popular vote. >> in fact for quite some time it appears mitt romney might actually win the most votes but lose in the electoral college. jessica doyle is breaking down the numbers for us at the wall. >> good morning to both of you. before the major swing states were called it was looking
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incredibly close. we've got the ipad here. if you look at the popular vote this race was closer than the electoral vote count would actually suggest. we're going to start with a look at the electoral count showing here 303 electoral votes for president barack obama. versus 206 for mitt romney. now that seems like a landslide. but if you actually take a look at the popular vote, what we're going to show you here is we have president barack obama at 50% versus 48% for mitt romney. that is a difference of about -- two million votes really not that huge. now the president defeated mitt romney in nearly all of the battleground states including pivotal ohio, florida and virginia. extraordinarily close we want to show you some important factors that came into play. black voters turned out in huge numbers african-americans really helping the president in urban areas in ohio and making the margins especially close in north carolina. mitt romney captured only 27%
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of the hispanic vote we've been seeing hispanics turning away from the gop back in 2004 believe it or not george w. bush won 44% of hispanics. so that's definitely a trend that we're seeing. white voters chose mitt romney by 58% to 40% for barack obama. the gender gap was really interesting too. among male voters, 52% favored mitt romney. versus 45% for barack obama. and women favored president obama 55% to 43%. about the same split that we saw about four years ago. now if you want to know more about the election results from contests nationwide, to elections in your own backyard, you can check us out at wusa9.com. you're going to find all there right on our website. i'll send it back to you mike. president obama has now run his last political race and he will get another four years in the white house. so, what happens now? a lot of the things are still the same as they were yesterday. author charles san tang low was the white house aide under
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presidents clinton and bush and president obama. glad to have you back. you have a book. what happens now? the balance of power remains the same. one of the things president obama is noted as saying years ago elections have consequences. and that started a rift between republicans and democrats. can we move forward. is there a possibility bipartisanship? >> there has to be, we have tremendous challenges with the fiscal cliff coming up. the national debt. job development. so we really need to work together and make america the place it should be. a cooperative venture. >> now we've already heard the republicans in the house come out and say listen we are still completely against raising taxes. if you want to talk from the democratic side we need more revenue. however you say it et sound like the same rhetoric that's coming out. >> it's not going to be easy. i don't think the president thinks it's going to be easy but we have to work together you know this is the greatest country in the world. and we have to put aside the partisan differences of the past couple of years and try to
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move forward. >> now because the president does not have to worry about re- election, can he sort of go for broke here? say listen i'm putting my foot down on this or i'm willing to give up something that my base holds dear in order to get a dear. are those things more likely in your last term in office? >> i think so mike. it's really a question of trying to compromise. it's become a dirty word in the country. and in politics especially. but compromise is what is so important. and in fact my book "turning point" is all about how people need to come together and find common ground. and that's what we need to do in this country. and i think the president has to move forward in that direction. i think governor romney made a very gracious concession speech. and he talked about that. and said that you know we really need to work together. so the president has to move forward that way. >> the possibility of a grand compromise with the house which was sort of tried before and it looked like it happened in name only in the beginning. can john boehner step forward and try to say look, we really need to get something done here
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and can the president -- meet in the middle do you think? >> they have to. whatever the middle is. if that means you know, $2.05 to every $1 of tax cuts or whatever the -- whatever the ratio is of government spending cuts to tax increases. whatever that ratio is, they have to find it. because if they don't move forward, the markets are going to come down on us very hard. >> and it's going to be evidenced pretty quickly we would imagine. thank you for joining us. we appreciate your time. coming up a look at how many seats in the house and senate and plus a look at the outcomes of some of the senate races where controversial comments about race came into play. you're watching 9news. we'll be back.
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it is 5:40 on this wednesday morning, jackets and gloves this morning.
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it's in the low 40s here. mid 30s but a couple of things are going on the. we've got moisture moving in. and we've got some wind today. it's going to be brisk and north winds 10 to 20. and windchills in the 30s all day and even some rain showers and even wet snow flakes will be developing in the area in the later morning and early afternoon hours. temperatures topping out around 43 and then falling into the upper 30s for the drive home. may even get some minor accumlace on grassy areas before the day is over. i'll be back with the seven day. right now here's monika with a look at timesaver traffic. two issues right now. if you're planning to head on the northbound side of route 210 before fort washington road the accident blocks the two left lanes there. and now some fire activity in the district on sheriff road near eastern avenue. here on the beltway in alexandria, traffic is moving well heading for springfield. i'll be back with more details on the two incidents at 5:50. it is 5:41 now. now some of the other election stories from around the nation. we go to massachusetts. democrats took back the senate seat that ted kennedy held for
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decades. warren defeated moderate republican scott brown. warren's advocacy work led to her helping to found the u.s. consumer financial protection bureau. republicans hope to gain a senate seat in missouri evaporated months ago after todd akin's legitimate rape comment. and incumbent claire mccaskill returned to capitol hill for another term. another senate candidate tried to rebound from a controversial comment about rape. richard mourdock was his name. but he lost. so with those democratic wins, plus tim kaine beating george allen in virginia the republicans won't gain control of the senate. at last check -- there are also a couple of independents who tend to vote with the democrats. as far as the house of
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representatives, the republicans will cheep their sizable -- keep their sizability majority there. a few races are still outstanding but current totals have the gop with 232 house members and the democrats with 186 representatives. here's another thing that is not changing on capitol hill. virginia's representatives. >> northern virginia's newest congressman 11th district democrat jerry connolly easily won another term. the longest serving northern virginia congressman republican frank wolf easily won re- election in the 10th district. >> voters in maryland and in maine made history tuesday night. >> we'll have more on the impact of popular votes to legalize same sex marriage coming up. >> let's see who's celebrating a birthday this wednesday after election day --
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happy birthday if this is your day too.
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good morning, welcome back to 9news now. 5:47. wednesday morning. and interesting forecast you're putting together. >> yeah we're watching the nor'easter a cold raw day today. some rain and even wet snow might build up on the grassy areas especially east of town. then a big warmup in the weekend and you got outdoor plans this weekend like maybe joining me saturday morning at nationals park for the heart walk looks good for that. start in the 40s and finish in the 60s on saturday but not today. here's the bus stop forecast. bundle up and jackets and gloves and hats. we got temperatures in the 30s and 40s and a windchill too. winds are picking up and a stray sprinkle out to southern maryland and pax river and also down in the reedville area we've had some rain the morning. that rain going to slowly work its way toward us and sunrise 6:42. sets at a minute after 5:00.
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this afternoon. so 8:00, 42. noon 43ish. could be a sprinkle or two especially southeast and with northerly winds in the afternoon windchills become a factor. in fact by 4:00 38 and could be some rain or wet snow falling especially east of town and that will be the case also this evening. west of d.c., looks like you're going to have just really not be close enough to the storm to see all that much in any precipitation. here's the doppler radar in motion. just about not reaching the ground here. i know it looks like this could be snow here us. the air is too dry right now. but in the lower part of the chesapeake bay it is raining in those areas. your seeing this heavier precip in delaware and the jersey coast and offshore. all sorts of problems along the coast of they could have winds gusting to 50 to 60 miles an hour and maybe even more
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offshore. 40 georgetown. delaware. 42 fredericksburg and got 33 in hagueest town and locally -- hagerstown and locally in the mid 40s. outside on our michael & son weather camera, 31 and it feels like 43 -- 41 and it feels like 33. that's in the going to be caught -- not going to be the case all day as low pressure comes up the coast thousanding the -- throwing the moisture back. by midday a heavy enough snow late could start to accumulate in spots up especially north and east of town. but that moisture really never makes it that far west of i-95. so while we'll see some showers or wet flakes, going to be east not west. here we are tomorrow morning. still rain along the coast most of the snow will be gone and that storm system slowly pulls away tomorrow. we return sunny but still a breezy day. with winter storm warnings across parts of jersey, pennsylvania and northern delaware. winter weather advisories in northeastern maryland and we could potentially be looking at
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a trace to upwards of an inch east and far east of town. maybe 2 to 4 extreme northeastern maryland. upwards of 6 or locally more of that across parts of new jersey. more problems for the garden state. today 43 and some afternoon evening rain wet snow. should be just wet on the roads. road surfaces too warm. 30 ever tonight and 51 tomorrow and it will be windy. friday 59. and a very nice looking weekend ahead. 60s to maybe even 70 on sunday. monika? thank you so much howard. we have an issue and this one is on the northbound side of i- 95 in virginia. i'm sorry, an accident right near route 610 it's along the left side of the road. northbound on i-95. yep it's an accident. going to need to stay@right to get by -- to the right to get way. it is already causing some delays, beyond that you're fine. dale city to wood bridge. a live look outside and show you what it looks like here in newington and again no real brake lights yet until you get into springfield. but that's normal for this time of the morning. at 5:50.
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and i'll keep you posted on that accident. let's go back to the maps this time over to the other side of town. no issues on 270 except that it's slowing down already. it's about 31 miles an hour right near route 109 as you head toward jermantown. a live look further south here at falls road and pace is good heading for the split. i'll keep apportsed on that accident in -- you posted on that accident in virginia at 6:00. andrea? a history making election for supporters of same sex marriage. maine and maryland became the first two states to pass ballot initiatives in favor of same sex marriage. in maryland, question 6 passed by a 52% to 48% margin. maryland governor o'malley attended a victory rally in baltimore celebrating passage of the measure. >> i want to say thank you to each and every one of you. you were out there at the polls and out there at work every day. you were at the churches, the mosques, the synagogues, you were carrying this banner of human dignity in this important
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question forward. >> i'm joined by kate shepherd a reporter for "mother jones" magazine. she has been covering the same sex marriage referendum. good to have you here with us kate. >> thanks. >> 32 times voters have rejected this. but what was the difference in maryland? >> i think you saw a lot of efforts in maryland to really get people out on this issue. and that's from both sides. from the folks who oppose gay marriage and the folks who were in favor of it. i think the difference was it had already gone before the legislature. this is a moderate to progressive state and i think voters there were ready to approve it and that's why we saw a pretty solid win for them yesterday. >> but the opponents really thought they had this one because there was a lot of pressure in churches and in synagogues and whatever -- against this. >> absolutely. the national organizations that opposed gay marriage national organizations for marriage in particular put a lot of effort into the state and did a lot of
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organizing in churches particularly african-american, latino churches and really trying to push people against this. but i think they found that maryland voters were more open to accepting gay marriage than they thought. >> talk about the vote in minnesota which was a vote against a ban -- how was it? it was a ban against a ban? >> yeah. pretty much. in minnesota they already had a ban on gay marriage but they were trying to do was to approve a constitutional amendment that would make it explicit in the state constitution that gay marriage is banned. voters turned that away at the polls. so it's still not legal to have same sex marriage in minnesota, but it's not a constitutional amendment banning it yet. >> so what happens next? what's the momentum for those who believe same sex marriage should be allowed. >> i think last night was really significant. we had maryland and maine and washington state. three more states? now at nine states where gay marriage is legal. i think we'll continue to see more states going that direction. i think we're going to see
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something traveling up the court system and probably be before the supreme court in the very near future. we've had you know the california cases is moving ahead. i think we're doing to see that this -- become a national issue very soon as more states approve it. >> national issue, national law. how does president obama feel about this being the law of the land now that he's been re- elected? would he be a supporter of that? >> so president obama's position has been and he's evolved on the issue he says. but he still said he believes it's something that should be left up to the states. he hasn't by any means endorsed a national approval of gay marriage and it will be interesting to see if he evolves further in the next four years. >> kate shepherd with "mother jones" magazine. thank you for being here with us. >> thanks. we'll have more coverage of the election results coming up plus a look at some of the spontaneous local raucous celebrations that turned out when obama supporters learned he won re-election. we'll be right back.
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5:56 on this wednesday morning. . the temperatures in the low 30s and 40s. we've already had reports of sprinkles in far southern maryland and the northern neck of virginia and the lower eastern shore. this moisture is going to work toward us potentially in the serious bodily harm of snow on the -- form of snow on the
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eastern shore even into lunchtime. some rain and wet snow showers could be some minor accumulations as you travel up to northeastern baltimore noon maryland up to baltimore into the evening hours. thank you very much. when the news that president obama won spontaneous celebrations erupted including in front of the white house. >> some people were climbing up into trees with excitement and the police just sort of let it happened to make sure everything was going to remain peaceful which it did. they gathered outside 1600 pennsylvania avenue and some held flags all over the place people were celebrating including where bruce johnson was on u. street. let's take a look. >> reporter: this is bruce johnson in the middle of u. street northwest and you should have been here last night. the place erupted when barack obama was declared the winner. how are you feeling? >> awesome. >> how you feeling? >> amazing. re-election.
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>> so much on the line. and i'm just grateful to be out here tonight celebrating our president for another term. >> we are in -- >> thrilled. >> we never lost hope. >> there was a moment where we were just very unsure. very nervous, very unsure. but came 11:00 we just knew. >> i really excited. obama four more years, i'm really excited. [ people chanting ] >> extremely close, i was very nervous. you knew -- all along. >> never had a doubt. >> reporter: there were lots of police in the area, they respond asked sealed off the -- responded and sealed off the streets to make sure nobody got hurt. this is bruce johnson reporting for 9news now. >> good morning, thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. hope you got some sleep last night. i'm andrea roane. >> and i'm mike hydeck we're going to go through some of the quirky things the redskins' rule and see how they panned

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